Sancho Panza: “Many a man has gone to bed feeling well, only to wake up the next morning and find himself dead.”

Don Quixote: “That’s a proverb.”

Sancho Panza: “Yes, Your Grace.”

Don Quixote: “I don’t approve of them.”

…because I’m still trying to get over that stunt Shane pulled. I mean, he was going to shoot Rick. He killed that guy Randall, and he murdered Otis. He was bad. But it was still sad.

2 Responses to “Quixote”

  1. I disagree. Shane did what needed to be done to ensure the survival of the group, but particularly Lori and Carl. If Otis didn’t go, they’d both die and then Carl would die. Randall proved a threat to the entire group and had to be eliminated.

    Our sensibilities today don’t neatly apply in the world of a Zombie Apocalypse. To a certain extent you want to maintain a sense of humanity, but at some times and in some situations you just need to be brutally ruthless. That’s what Shane represented.

    Awesome show nonetheless.


  2. I actually agree with you, Rich. From Shane’s point of view, his actions were rational. And he seemed to struggle with his decisions, so he hadn’t completely left his humanity behind… lying in the street with a bullet in the leg. I think that’s what I found so sad. Things changed after Otis. Shane had taken that next step and found himself standing alone outside their little circle of civilization.

    One might argue that Shane nobly sacrificed his own humanity when he put a bullet in Otis, but Otis’ ghost would probably tell it differently. His reckless plot to kill Rick and pin it on Randall, whom he had already murdered, was not noble, but cold-hearted, exposing a full-blown megalomania that wasn’t going to put up with hearing Rick say “swallow it” one more time.

    And, yes; awesome show. A regular soap opera with zombies.